Order as many floor samples as you like and we'll ship all samples to you for free! You may then return them, within six months, and receive a refund for all returned samples. Please note: We do not reimburse for return shipping costs.
This product may not perform properly if applied below the required temperature. Please check installation instructions on our website.
Because this is a water-based product, it may freeze during shipping. For that reason we will not ship over a weekend if temperatures dip below 32 degrees F. If you want us to ship anyway, it will be at your own risk. Please call to arrange with a GBS eco-advisor. 800.405.0222
ECOS Interior/Exterior Wood Primer is a unique resin technology that's both non-toxic and zero VOC; it's safe for everyone. It's an architectural coating made specifically for unfinished bare woodwork indoors or outdoors such as trim, furniture, doors, windows, etc. ECOS Interior/Exterior Wood Primer is made without solvents or hazardous chemicals, and it contains no biocides or fungicides.
Compared to the ECOS Universal Primer, this is best for raw wood. It will seal knots and tannins well and provide a good foundation for paint. It's not recommended for oily exotic woods, such as ebony and teak. For previously painted surfaces we recommend ECOS Wall Primer. For new drywall we recommend ECOS Drywall Primer.
ECOS Wood Primer applies with brush or roller, leaving a beautiful smooth, even finish. One thing that makes ECOS unique is its coverage; one gallon covers 400 SF per coat.
ECOS has industry-leading test performance and accreditations:
The first North American paint manufacturer to complete the Health Product Declaration (HPD) — an open-standard format for accurate, reliable and transparent reporting of product contents for LEED v4 that requires third-party certification;
The only paint manufacturer with Declare Labels showing LBC Red List Free (a transparent ingredients labeling tool developed by the Living Building Challenge for manufacturers to fully disclose all intentionally added ingredients; Red List is a collection of worst-in-class building materials);
The only professional-grade paint and primer certified to ASTM D-4236 (non-toxic);
The only paint company with membership in the Juvenile Products Manufacturer’s Association (JPMA);
The only paint company approved by the national non-profit Healthy Child Healthy World
See right hand margin for downloadable PDFs including MSDS (Material Safety Data Sheet), HPD, Declare label, CDPH (Calif Dept. Pub. Health), ASTM D6886 (VOC test results) and application instructions.
Sample sizes (2 oz) are available for $9.95 including shipping. Swatch decks are also available.
While ECOS Universal Primer can also be used for woodwork, this product is more specialized in its ability to seal knots and resins from leaching out. It's an excellent non-toxic alternative to traditional wood primers.
Features & benefits
High performance — superior sealing of hard or soft wood
Non-toxic — zero VOC emissions in paint and pigments; no biocides, fungicides or solvents, ultra-low odor
Certified and accredited — Living Building Challenge Declaration status: Red List Free, Health Product Declaration (HPD) verified, CDPH Standard Method V1.1 compliant, DECLARE ID: IPA-1002, LEED V4, ASTM D-4236, ASTM D6886, Healthy Child, Healthy World approved
Easy application and cleanup — apply with brush or roller; clean up with soap and water (not recommended for spraying)
Excellent coverage — one gallon covers 400 square feet, depending on porosity of substrate
Eco-friendly shipping — the containers and shipping boxes are both 100% post-consumer recycled and 100% recyclable
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Coverage (1 Coat)
Varies with porosity: 100 SF per Quart, 400 SF per Gallon
Recommended # of Coats
Dry to the touch in 4 hours.
Allow to cure for (minimum) 24 HOURS before sanding or painting.
Square Feet / Box
Thickness or Height
Veneer Cut Thickness
Boxes / Pallet
Square Feet / Pallet
Boards / Box
Pieces / Box
Weight / Box
Interior or Exterior
Use On Material
Ideal for use on Interior and exterior bare woodwork.
Indoor Environmental Quality/4.2 Low-Emitting Material/ Paints and Coatings: 1 point
LEED® Regional Materials Zip Code
Living Challenge, Meets or exceeds California Air Resources Board (CARB) requirements, Meets or exceeds California South Coast Air Quality Management District (SCAQMD) requirements
Country of Manufacture
Use With These Products
Number of Colors
Critical Radiant Flux
Face or Pile Weight
Pile Height (High)
Pile Height (Low)
Resistance to Insect Pests
Stitches Per Inch
Surface Texture, Construction, Style
Tufts per Sq. In.
Tufts / Sq In
Bundles per Pallet
Bundles per Square 6" Exposure
Bundles per Square 7" Exposure
Bundles per Square 7-1/2" Exposure
Bundles per Square 8" Exposure
Pounds per Bundle
Pounds per Pallet
Pounds per Roll
Pounds per Square
Pounds per Square 6" Exposure
Pounds per Square 7" Exposure
Pounds per Square 7-1/2" Exposure
Pounds per Square 8" Exposure
Lin Feet per Bundle
Lin Feet per Pallet
Rolls per Pallet
Squares per Roll
Tiles per bundle
Tiles per Lin Foot
brush, paint brush, roller
Application Temperature Range
Avoid applying below 50°F (10°C)
DO NOT THIN. Stir gently and thoroughly before use. Apply one coat to bare wood and allow to dry for at least 24 hours before over-coating. Normally touch dry in 4 hours.
Can be applied using a good quality synthetic brush, or rolled using a shed resistant 1/4"-3/8" roller cover.
Avoid applying below 50°F (10°C).
Clean equipment and brushes with water.
Surface or Product Preparation
Ensure that woodwork is sound, smooth, dry and free of dust, dirt and grease. Knots should be treated with ECOS White Knotting Compound. Fillers should be sealed with ECOS Filler Sealer. Bare hardwoods - Ask for advice. WARNING: Older buildings may contain lead-based paint, which requires professional remediation if it is disturbed. If in doubt, consult with a professional from a Lead-Safe Certified Firm.
Appearance When Dry
Cleans Up With
Store in cool dry place out of sunlight
Recycling or Disposal
Biodegradable, Dispose of excess product in accordance with all local state and federal regulations, Do not discharge into storm sewer
Finish Contains Aluminum Oxide?
Floor Item Type
Janka Hardness Rating
Number of Plys
Range of Resistance
Risk in Dry Climates
Shade (1 Light) - (7 Dark)
Strips / Plank
Surface Treatment Color
Touch Up Kit
Can be indoor?
Can be outdoor?
Max Gallons Per Minute
Max BTU's / Hour
- BTU's / Hour
Multi Control Capabilities
Temperature Range (with remote)
Color Rendering Index (CRI)
Questions & Answers
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